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Old 07-19-2016, 12:44 PM   #1
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Coachmen 253RKS Pass Through Storage Question.

We are loving the new camper after trading the Flagstaff 25KS.

I have a general question for all you Coachman owners on the pass through storage.

I noticed this the other day. Looking at the camper from the front at the hitch. The pass through storage door is smaller on the right side than the one on the left???

Why would they do this other than to save money or is not the norm?

We are heading out to Florida Caverns State Park today until Friday.

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Old 07-19-2016, 02:35 PM   #2
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Look in your bedroom.Is there a difference in what is setting on either side of the bed.Look under the bed too.May be something different.
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Old 07-19-2016, 08:59 PM   #3
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Look in your bedroom.Is there a difference in what is setting on either side of the bed.Look under the bed too.May be something different.
Nothing in the way at all in the pass through or in the bedroom. You can feel inside the smaller door and plenty of room to install a bigger door. But I don't think it would be worth the trouble to cut out and install one. I will live with it.

Just another example of poor craftsmenship of the Campers nowadays.

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I have a 310BHDS Freedom Express. I noticed this at the PDI at the dealers. When I brought it to the attention of the salesman and the lady in charge of the PDI they were somewhat set back. The salesman then had me ride with him across the street to look at other units. We found many units which were this way. He then stated he was going to make a phone call to someone for an answer. When he came back he stated that he had called the factory to ask them to explain this and the lady he talked to had no idea of what he was talking about, no surprise there. Anyway, yes, my front pass-through storage door on the drives side is smaller than the curb-side door. I also measured the storage area dimensions on both sides and they are the same. There is no significant difference between the two nightstands on either side of the front bed either. I just have learned to live with this.
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Old 07-20-2016, 07:12 PM   #5
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I have a 310BHDS Freedom Express. I noticed this at the PDI at the dealers. When I brought it to the attention of the salesman and the lady in charge of the PDI they were somewhat set back. The salesman then had me ride with him across the street to look at other units. We found many units which were this way. He then stated he was going to make a phone call to someone for an answer. When he came back he stated that he had called the factory to ask them to explain this and the lady he talked to had no idea of what he was talking about, no surprise there. Anyway, yes, my front pass-through storage door on the drives side is smaller than the curb-side door. I also measured the storage area dimensions on both sides and they are the same. There is no significant difference between the two nightstands on either side of the front bed either. I just have learned to live with this.
Thanks for the info. I figured they are just saving a few bucks putting in a smaller door on one side. I miss our old Aero lite and Kodiak than had the huge slam shut doors. They just don't make them like that anymore that I see.

On a side note just got some more free screws out from our gray tank. I noticed that I could not shut the gate valve Again and yep screws in the way. LOL

We are at Florida Caverns State Park right now. Having a great time.

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Old 07-20-2016, 11:08 PM   #6
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Is the awning in the way necessitating a smaller door on the right? ie, when the door opens would it hit something OUTSIDE?
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My Freedom Express 192RBS also has a smaller hatch door on the driver side. I have a storage tote that goes through the other door fine, but won't fit the smaller door. I thought that was odd.
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Is the awning in the way necessitating a smaller door on the right? ie, when the door opens would it hit something OUTSIDE?
Nope like I said nothing in the way in or out. Just them being cheap.
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Our palomino has one door smaller than the other but that's because the water filter is in the corner just to the side of the smaller door. Actually I would like it if it had a bigger door like the other side - I wouldn't have to be a contortionist to change the water filter. Maybe they're killing 2 birds with one stone - cheaper to put in a smaller door and on some it "hides" the water filter just to the side of the door (also then they all get made the same whether they had the water filter there or not). Just a thought - Cincia
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Our palomino has one door smaller than the other but that's because the water filter is in the corner just to the side of the smaller door. Actually I would like it if it had a bigger door like the other side - I wouldn't have to be a contortionist to change the water filter. Maybe they're killing 2 birds with one stone - cheaper to put in a smaller door and on some it "hides" the water filter just to the side of the door (also then they all get made the same whether they had the water filter there or not). Just a thought - Cincia
Yea no water filter on this one. We had that on the Flagstaff 25KS. This is a rear kitchen model and all the water connection is in the rear under the sink but no water filter.

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